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Cappadocia

[kap-uh-doh-shuh] /ˌkæp əˈdoʊ ʃə/
noun
1.
an ancient country in E Asia Minor: it became a Roman province in a.d.
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Cappadocian, adjective, noun
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Cappadocia

/ˌkæpəˈdəʊsɪə/
noun
1.
an ancient region of E Asia Minor famous for its horses
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Word Origin and History for Cappadocia
n.

ancient name for the region roughly corresponding to modern Turkey, from Greek Kappadokía, perhaps ultimately from Persian Hvaspadakhim "land of fine horses." In ancient Athens, Cappadocians were notorious as knaves and cowards, but the region's horses were celebrated.

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